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Kasich for America

(page updated April 29, 2016)

Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio.
announced July 21, 2015
see also: pre-campaign organization  |  pro-Kasich super PACs/527s.

Campaign Manager  Beth Hansen

(reported by the Plain Dealer on July 13, 2015)  Kasich's chief of staff in the governor's office, announced Nov. 3, 2010 to July 13, 2015.  Took leave in 2011 to work on Building a Better Ohio.  Campaign manager on Kasich-Taylor for Ohio, the 2010 campaign.  State director to U.S. Sen. George Voinovich for 11 years, and worked in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Moved to Ohio from Lansing, MI in 1998.  Graduate of University of Michigan.

Senior Strategist  John Weaver

(reported by the Washington Post's Dan Balz on June 9, 2015)  Senior advisor on Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign in 2011-12.  Chief strategist on Rick Snyder's 2010 campaign for governor of Michigan.  Chief strategist on John McCain 2008 until resigning in July 2007.  In 2002 Weaver moved to Manhattan and switched to the Democratic Party.  He worked for years, on numerous races, as a Republican political consultant based in San Antonio, Texas.  Political director on Sen. McCain's 2000 presidential campaign.  National field director on Sen. Phil Gramm's 1996 presidential campaign; after Gramm withdrew he joined Lamar Alexander's campaign.  Executive director of the Texas Republican Party.  Worked on Bill Clements' successful gubernatorial campaign in 1986.  Deputy campaign manager of Phil Gramm's successful 1984 Senate race.  Graduate of Texas A&M University.  Native of Kermit, Texas (near Odessa).  Now based in Austin, TX.  twitter

Political Director  Jeff Polesovsky

Political director on Kasich's New Day for America (527 organization).  Deputy communications director on Kasich's 2014 re-election campaign.  Director of Boards and Commissions for the State of Ohio from Jan. 2011.  Owner at Powe Productions, Oct. 2007-Dec. 2010.  Political director on Kasich for Ohio, June 2009-Nov. 2010.  Director of Recharge Ohio PAC, July 2008-April 2009 (Kasich, honorary chairman).  Account executive at Pierce Communications, Inc. Dec. 2007-July 2008.  Client relations and public affiars coordinator at The 316 Group,, LLC, Jun 2006-Nov. 2007.  Communications specialist in the Ohio Treasurer's Office, Jan. 2005-June 2006.  Graduate of The Ohio State University, 2004.  twitter

Regional Political Director  Scott Blake

(Aug. 2015)  Deputy director of legislative affairs in the Office of Gov. Kasich, Jan.-Aug. 2015.  Statewide field director on Kasich's 2014 re-election campaign, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Legislative liaison in the Office of Gov. Kasich, Nov. 2011-Jan. 2014. Field director on Building a Better Ohio, Aug.-Nov. 2011.  Associate at The Credo Company, Nov. 2010-Aug. 2011.  Campaign manager on Carle for State Representative, Feb-Nov. 2010.  M.B.A. from Capital University, 2015; B.A. degrees in political science and history from The Ohio State University, 2009.  twtiter

Senior Communications Advisor  Chris Schrimpf

Prior to the launch of the campaign Schrimpf served a split role as communications director for Kasich's New Day for America (527 organization) from April 2015 and communications director of the Ohio Republican Party from June 2013.  Communications director at the Georgia Department of Community Health, July 2012-June 2013.  Communications director to Gov. Scott Walker, Jan. 2011-July 2012.  Political communications director at the Republican Governors Association, Aug.-Dec. 2010.  Press secretary to Gov. Sonny Perdue, Jan. 2009-Aug. 2010.  Communications director for the Republican Governors Association, Aug. 2007-Dec. 2008.  Deputy press secretary to Gov. Sonny Perdue, Dec. 2006-Aug. 2007.  Deputy communications director on Perdue for a New Georgia gubernatorial campaign, 2006.  B.A. in government from Cornell University, 2005.  twitter

Communications Director  Mike Schrimpf

(announced Feb. 21, 2016)  "oversee strategic message development and coordinate communication outreach with in-state political teams as well as the campaign’s national leadership team"  Deputy chief of staff for communications for Gov. Bruce Rauner after serving as communications director for Citizens for Rauner.  Communications director for the Republican Governors Association from Sept. 2008-March 2013.  Communications director at the Center for Competitive Politics, April 2007-Sept. 2008.  Chief of staff to a Hamilton County Commissioner (Sept. 2006-Jan. 2007); policy analyst for the Hamilton County Administrator's Office, March-Aug. 2006.  B.A. in political science from Tufts University, 2005.  twitter

Communications Director  Scott Milburn

Moved over to the campaign after serving as communications director in the Office of Gov. Kasich from Jan. 2011; previously communications director at Kasich/Taylor for Ohio, Jan.-Dec. 2010.  Executive director for strategic communication for American Forest & Paper Association, Aug. 2008-Jan. 2010.  Vice president at APCO Worldwide, Nov. 2006-Aug. 2008.  Press secretary at the Office of Management and Budget, March 2005-Nov. 2006.  Communications director to U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, Sept. 2000-March 2005.  Press secretary to Gov. Bob Taft, March 1999-Sept. 2000.  B.S. in journalism from Ohio University, 1991.  twitter

Press Secretary  Rob Nichols

Moved over to the campaign after serving as press secretary to Kasich since May 2009.  Press secretary (May 2005-Jan. 2009) and legislative aide (1993-May 2005) to U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce. 

Digital Director  Kevin Bingle

Digital director on Kasich's 2010 and 2014 campaigns.  Digital consultant in Columbus for the Ohio Republican Party and the Republican Senate Campaign Committee.  Director of digital media for the Ohio Senate Majority Caucus, Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013.  Campaign manager on Mike Keenan for Ohio House, Jan.-Nov. 2008.  Studied political science and international studies at The Ohio State University.  twitter

Digital Team  Zach Prouty

(Oct. 2015...road digital staffer and creating, operating and managing campaign social media accounts)  Legislative liaison for the Ohio Department of Commerce, Jan.-Oct. 2015.  M.B.A. from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and Masters of Public Administration from The Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs, 2015; bachelor's degree in political science and government from The Ohio State University, 2013.

Finance Director  Phil Greenberg

Fundraising  Pam Kinsey

(reported by the Plain Dealer on July 13, 2015)  President of PKL Consulting since 1988.  Over 30 years of fundraising experience for Republican candidates across the Midwest, including serving a role in every presidential cycle since she began her career during the Reagan administration.  Midwest region fundraising consultant on Pawlenty for President.

Fundraising  Paige Marriott

(reported by the Plain Dealer on July 13, 2015)  Over 20 years of grass-roots communication, government affairs, fundraising and strategic business development experience. In 2011 she served as senior financial consultant for national fundraising on Pawlenty for President, in 2010 she was the national finance director for Carly for California and in 2008 she served as the Western States finance director for the McCain-Palin 2008 campaign.

Senior Finance Advisor  Brian Haley

(announced April 18, 2016)  Co-founder and partner at CBTX Capital.  Vice President at Limestone Capital Advisors, an Austin based private equity fund.  National finance director on Pawlenty for President in 2011 and earlier on Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC.  National finance director for John McCain’s Country First PAC after serving as the deputy finance director for McCain-Palin 2008.  J.D. from University of Texas School of Law, Dec. 2009.  Worked in China for Dell Computers.  twitter

Director of Scheduling  Karrie Rench

Director of Advance  Tim Tripepi

(Aug. 2015)  Assistant director of development (East Coast) for the Arizona State University Foundation, April 2013-June 2015.  Lead advance representative on Mitt Romney for President, Jan.-Nov. 2012.  Assistant director of development for the Cleveland Clinic, May 2010-Feb. 2012.  Principal/consultant at Tripepi Consulting, LLC in Ohio, Feb. 2009-May 2010.  National advance representative on John McCain 2008, May 2007-Nov. 2008.  Assistant golf professional, May 2005-Nov. 2006.  B.A. in political science and government from Baldwin-Wallace College, 2005.

Director of Operations  Maggie Toal

(Aug. 2015)  Human resources and fiscal manager in the Office of Gov. Kasich, April 2012-July 2015.  Boards and Commissions Assistant in the Office of Gov. Kasich, Jan. 2011-April 2012.  M.B.A. from Capital University, 2015; B.A. in politics, philosophy and economics from The King's College, 2010.

Foreign Policy Advisor  Richard V. "Dick" Allen

A senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution; and president of the Richard V. Allen Company.  National security advisor to President Ronald Reagan, 1980-82; chief foreign policy advisor to Reagan, 1977-80.  Foreign policy coordinator to Richard Nixon, 1969-72.  Worked at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University, 1966-68; and at the Center for Stategic and International Studies, 1962-66.  B.A. and M.A. from the University of Notre Dame. 

National Security Advisory Group (announced Feb. 16, 2016)
Robert "Bud" McFarlane
, former national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan (announced Mar. 23, 2016)
General Michael Hayden, retired Air Force four-star general, served as director of the CIA from 2006-09 and director of the NSA from 1999-2005 (announced Apr. 6, 2016)

Advisor  Former  U.S. Rep. Bob Walker

(reported by the Washington Post's Roberty Costa on April 22, 2015)  Executive chairman of Wexler | Walker, an independent subidiary of Hill & Knowlton.  National campaign chairman of Newt 2000.  Served 20 years in Congress representing southeastern Pennsylvania (16th CD), first elected 1976 and did not seek re-election in 1996.  In the 104th Congress he chaired the Committee on Science.  Prior to his election to Congress Walker was an assistant to Rep. Edwin D. Eshleman and earlier taught in Millersville public schools.  M.A. in political science from the University of Delaware; B.S. in education from Millersville University.

Pollster  Linda DiVall

(reported by the Washington Post's Dan Balz and Robert Costa on May 27, 2015; announced May 28)  Founder, president and CEO of American Viewpoint; has provided research and strategic direction for political and corporate clients for close to 30 years, and "has been part of the polling team for every GOP Presidential candidates since 1988."  Graduate of Arizona State University.  Originally from Mt. Prospect, IL.

National Strategy Council

Stu Spencer, Charlie Black, Vin Weber and Tom Ingram
(announced Mar. 15, 2016)

Washington, DC- based Steering Committee
(announced July 7, 2015; as of Mar. 18, 2016
Chair  U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (OH-12...district extends north and east of Columbus)

Co-Chair  Bob Rusbuldt, president and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America

- Steering Committee Coordinators

  Kelli Briggs, chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi
  Jen Thrasher, Kasich campaign  

Young People for Kasich 
National Chair  Gregory Caruso

(announced Mar. 22, 2016)  Graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, 2014.  Grew up in Los Angeles; is the son of developer Rick Caruso.  Caraso gained noticed as #HotDebateGuy at the Sept. 16, 2015 debate (>).
Expansion of the Young People for Kasich Coalition
(announced Mar. 25, 2016)  Nine members of the executive board of the Young Republican National Federation

Treasurer  Suzanne E. Marshall

Outside Counsel  E. Mark Braden

Of counsel at BakerHostetler.  Ten years as chief counsel at the RNC, 1979-89. Chief Counsel to the Ohio Elections Commission and Election Counsel for the Secretary of State in Ohio.  J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1976; BA. from Washington and Lee University, 1973.

National Co-Chairs
(announced Oct. 12, 2015)

Gay Gaines

Charter member of GOPAC and chaired the group from 1993-97.  Chair of the National Review Institute 1991-93.  Graduate of Sweet Briar College.  Resident of Palm Beach, FL.

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (MS) 

(endorsement announced Aug. 25, 2015)  Senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center.  Co-founder of the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group.  Served in the U.S. Senate from Jan. 1989 to Dec. 2007, including as Senate Majority Leader.  Previously served in the House, first elected in 1972.

Larry Paul

Co-founder and managing principal of Laurel Crown Partners, a private equity fund.  Senior member of the health-care investment banking team at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) in both New York and Los Angeles and then CS First Boston.  A.B. from Harvard University, M.D. from Harvard University and M.B.A. from Stanford Business School.

Former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu (NH)

Adjunct senior policy advisor to Akin Gump from July 2010.  Defeated in 2008 Senate re-election bid by Jeanne Shaheen.  Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002, defeating U.S. Sen. Bob Smith (R) in the primary and Gov. Jeanne Shaheen in the general election.  Elected to the U.S. House in 1996 (seat vacated by Bill Zeliff) and served three terms, Jan. 1997-Jan. 2003.  Worked in high tech.  M.B.A from Harvard University, 1991; B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, 1987.


Sen. Rob Portman (OH)

(endorsement announced Jan. 9, 2016)  Elected to the Senate in 2010 and seeking re-election in 2016.  At the law firm of Squire Sanders.  Director of the Office of Management and Budget from May 2006-Aug. 2007.  U.S. Trade Representative from May 2005.  Elected to Congress in a 1993 special election and served to May 2005.

Former Gov. Tom Ridge (PA)

(endorsement announced Feb. 22, 2016)  Chairman of Ridge Global.  Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Jan. 2003-Feb. 2005.  Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, 2001-Jan. 2003.  Elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 1994 and re-elected in 1998.  Elected to Congress in 1982 and re-elected five times, serving to Jan. 1995.

Gov. Butch Otter (ID)

(endorsement announced Feb. 24, 2016)  Elected governor in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014.  Elected to Congress in 2000 and served three terms.  Elected lieutenant governor in 1986 and re-elected in 1990, 1994 and 1998.  Worked for many years for the J.R. Simplot Company.  Candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 1978.

Steve Poizner (CA)

(announced Feb. 25, 2016)  Candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor in 2010, losing to Meg Whitman in the June 8 primary.  Elected California Insurance Commissioner in 2006 and served one term.  Candidate for California State Assembly in 2004.  White House Fellow working in the NSC Office of Cyberspace Security, 2001-02.  Silicon Valley entrepreneur, including founder (1983) and CEO of Strategic Mapping Inc.; founder (1995) and CEO of SnapTrack, Inc; co-founder (2011) of Empowered Careers.

Former Gov. George Pataki (NY)

(endorsement announced Apr. 14, 2016)  Recent candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, announced May 28, 2015, suspended campaign on Dec. 29, 2015.  Served three times as governor of New York, first elected in 1994 and re-elected in 1998 and 2002.  Served one term in the New York Senate; served four terms in the New York Assembly, first elected Nov. 1984.  Mayor of Peekskill. first elected in Nov. 1981 and re-elected in Nov. 1983.

Gov. Brian Sandoval (NV)

(endorsement announced Apr. 14, 2016)  Elected governor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.   Served as U.S. District Judge for the District of Nevada from 2005-09, appointed by President George W. Bush.  Attorney General of Nevada, Jan. 2003-Oct. 2005.  Served on the Gaming Commission of Nevada from 1998-2001, including as chair.  Elected to the Nevada Assembly representing a Reno district in 1994 and re-elected in 1996.

note. early on there was mention of a board of directors that included Philip H. Geier, Jr. Sununu, Jo Ann Davidson and Bruce Soll.

More Noteworthy Endorsements

Michael Reagan, author former radio host and president of the Reachan Legacy Foundation (announced Mar. 5, 2016)
Steve Oswald and William F. Readdy
, former Space Shuttle commanders and retired naval pilots (announced Mar. 10, 2016) 
Eugene Cernan, astronaut, last man to walk on the moon (announced Mar. 13, 2016)
Theodore Roosevelt IV
, a managing director in investment banking at Barclay's, chair of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, served as a foreign service officer and as a U.S. Navy officer; great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt (announced April 18, 2016)


Chair  State Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa

(endorsement announced July 24, 2015)  Represnts the 16th District (Council Bluffs); first elected in 2010.  Republican nominee for Iowa Secretary of State in 2006Director of the White House Office of Presidential Personal Correspondence under George W. Bush.  served on the staff of Senator Charles Grassley.  M.A. in American history from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln; B.A. from Concordia Teachers College.

State Director  Cory Crowley

(started as a volunteer)  Founding partner of Cory Crowley & Company, LLC in Washington, DC, from Feb. 2011.  Special assistant in the Office of U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, Aug. 2001-Feb. 2011.  Executive liaison for governmental affairs at Enlighten Technologies, Nov. 2000-Dec. 2001.  Office manager and volunteer coordinator on George W. Bush for President in Iowa, Jan.-Nov. 2000.  Iowa native.

Advisor  Former Iowa House Speaker Brent Siegrist

(endorsement announced Aug. 19, 2015)  From Council Bluffs; elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1984 and served for 18 years, including seven years as Republican Majority Leader and three years as Speaker.  More recently executive director at Iowa Area Education Agencies.

Iowa Leadership Team consisting of 28 current and former public officials and business and community leaders

(announced Oct. 29, 2015)
Chair  State Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa
Advisor  Former Iowa House Speaker Brent Siegrist
Rep. David Sieck (Glenwood) - former president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association.
Former State Senator Andy McKean (Anamosa)
Former State Representative Brad Hansen (Council Bluffs)
Former State Representative Dan Clute (Clive)- was also a member of the Clive City Council
Mayor Matt Walsh (Council Bluffs): Mayor of Council Bluffs.
Daniel Voss (Atkins) -f ormer president of the Benton Community School Board.
County Supervisor Richard Crouch (Malvern) - chairman, Mills County Board of Supervisors.  
County Supervisor Scott Belt (Council Bluffs) - Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in Pottawattamie County, and formerly served on the Council Bluffs City Council and as Mayor Pro-Tempore of Council Bluffs.
Councilman Eric Klein (Clive) - Member of Clive City Council and former Company Commander in the Iowa National Guard.
Jason Besler (Cedar Rapids) - Linn County Assistant Attorney.
John Lund (Atlantic) - City Administrator of Atlantic.
Commissioner Carl Heinrich (Council Bluffs) - Member, Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
Business  and Community Leaders:
John Smith (Cedar Rapids): Chairman of CRST International, past president of Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, and past chairman of Cornell College Board of Trustees.
Bill Kimball (Johnston): Former Chairman and CEO of Medicap Pharmacies, Inc., and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Casey’s General Stores and Principal Mutual Funds.
Don Lamberti (Ankeny): Founder, Casey’s General Stores and Chairman of the Board for Buena Vista University.
Dr. Dan Kinney (Council Bluffs): President of Iowa Western Community College.
Tom Moreland (Urbandale): Founder of Saint Jude Healthcare, serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Homecare and Hospice, and Board Member of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Des Moines.
Katie Maloy (Cedar Falls): Former Finance Director for the congressional campaigns of Ben Lange and David Young.
Michael Dee (West Des Moines): Attorney at Brown Winick, former federal prosecutor, former chair of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Government Policy Council, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Mercy Foundation at Mercy Hospital of Des Moines.
Ken Donnelly (West Liberty): Member of the West Liberty Rotary Board and past President of West Liberty Heritage Foundation.
Gina Noll (Clive): Former Comptroller at the Republican Party of Iowa, longtime campaign aide to Senator Chuck Grassley and former Assistant Treasurer for Congressman David Young.
Jeff Courter (West Des Moines): Attorney at Nyemaster Goode, community leader with Des Moines Area Community College Foundation, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and the Iowa State Civil Rights Commission.
Emily Piper (Des Moines): Founder of Piper Consulting Services, former Director of National Affairs for the Iowa Farm Bureau, and legislative aide at the American Meat Institute.
Joseph Patten (Cedar Rapids): Chairman of Mainstream Management in Cedar Rapids.
James Falvey (West Des Moines): Lifelong community leader and former Associate Vice President of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association.
Khayree Fitten (Ames): Chair, Students for Kasich.  Originally from Mt. Pleasant, Khayree is a student at Iowa State University and was appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service.

additions to Iowa Leadership Team
(announced Jan. 20, 2016)
Former State Sen. Bob Brunkhorst: Former member of the Iowa House, Iowa Senate and former Mayor of Waverly, Iowa.
Former State Rep. Doug Struyk: Represented Council Bluffs in the Iowa House serving as assistant minority leader.
Former State Rep. John Clark: Represented Lee County in the Iowa House.
Former State Rep. Darrell Hanson
: Represented Delaware County in the Iowa House, served on the Iowa Utilities Board.
Former State Rep. George Eichhorn
: Representative from Hamilton County and 2008 candidate for U.S. Senate.
Joan Bolin Betts
: Former Assistant State Treasurer and candidate for Iowa Treasurer.


Headquarters:  225 Eddy Rd., Manchester, NH  03102 
....moved in at the end of Aug./early Sept. 2015; Kasich attended grand opening party on evening of Oct. 2, 2015

Field Offices
Concord:  374 Loudon Rd., Unit 4, Concord
Lebanon:  18 Bank Street, Lebanon
Nashua:  60 Main St., Nashua
Stratham:  72 Portsmouth Ave., #106, Stratham

Chair  Former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu

Adjunct senior policy advisor to Akin Gump from July 2010.  Defeated in 2008 Senate re-election bid by Jeanne Shaheen.  Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002, defeating U.S. Sen. Bob Smith (R) in the primary and Gov. Jeanne Shaheen in the general election.  Elected to the U.S. House in 1996 (seat vacated by Bill Zeliff) and served three terms, Jan. 1997-Jan. 2003.  Worked in high tech.  M.B.A from Harvard University, 1991; B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, 1987.  twitter

Campaign Manager  Simon Thomson

(announced July 27, 2015)  Comes to the campaign from doing government relations at Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group in Concord since Jan. 2015.  Special assistant to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte from Jan. 2011.  Deputy director of the NH Republican Party's Victory program, March 2010-Jan. 2011.  Association manager at Evergreen Management, Inc., March 2009-March 2010.  Constituent/community liaison in the office of U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu, 2002-Dec. 2008.  Field manager on Team Sununu, Aug.-Oct. 2008.  B.S. in criminal justice from Pensacola Christian College, 2002.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Paul Collins

(reported by WMUR-TV's John DiStaso on May 26, 2015)  Campaign manager on Dan Innis' 2014 Republican primary campaign in the 1st CD.  Campaign manager on Ovide Lamontagne's 2012 campaign for governor.  Consultant on Jon Huntsman's 2011-12 NH primary campaign.  In the 2010 cycle he served as senior political strategist on businessman Bill Binnie's U.S. Senate campaign for about four months, then managed Sean Mahoney's unsuccessful bid for the 1st CD seat in the Sept. 2010 primary.  Executive director of the NH Republican Party, 1999.  Managed John E. Sununu's congressional and Senate campaigns, 1996 through Jan. 2009.  Managed Pete Wilson's brief NH primary effort (summer 1995), then when he withdrew served as state director on Steve Forbes NH campaign (from Oct. 1995).  District director to Rep. Charlie Bass to July 1995.  During the Administration of President George H. W. Bush, when John H. Sununu was chief of staff, he served as Deputy Director of the Office of National Service (1,000 points of light) and then Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs.  Worked for John H. Sununu starting in 1982, serving key roles on his three campaigns for governor and as a gubernatorial aide.  NH political director on Pete du Pont's NH primary campaign (announced July 17, 1987; started Aug. 1).

Senior Advisor  Andy Leach

(announced Nov. 5, 2015)  Recently served as a NH senior advisor to Gov. Scott Walker's presidential effort, starting with his Our American Revival, reported Feb. 17, 2015.  Founder (Jan. 2014) and president of LG Strategies, a consulting firm based in Manchester.  Outreach director to Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2014.  Executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party from Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011, under chairman former Gov. John Sununu.  Director of operations on Sen. John Sununu's 2008 re-election campaign, and earlier  constituent liaison in Sununu's Senate office.  Executive director of the NH Republican Party in 2006 under Wayne Semprini.  One of two field coordinators (coordinated data, maps, call sheets and such for the field reps) for NH Victory in Fall 2004.  Worked on Sen. Gordon Humphrey's 2002 and 2000 campaigns.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Rivier College, 2000.

also advising is...

Bruce Berke

Managing partner/owner of Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group, a Concord-based government relations and lobbying firm; founded as Capitol Consultants of NH in 1991.  Served as New Hampshire state director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).  Advised Kasich on his run in 1999.  J.D. from UNH School of Law, 1988; undergraduate degree from New England College, 1982.  twitter

1st CD Field Director  State Rep. Harold Parker

(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on July 31, 2015)  Elected in 2014, represents Carroll Co. District 6 (Wolfeboro) >.  Campaign manager on Chris Sununu's campaign for Executive Council in 2014.  Served on the Wolfeboro Budget Committee, 2009-15.  B.A. from University of New Hampshire, Durham,1987.  twitter

2nd CD Field Director  Chris Collins

(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on July 31, 2015)  Has worked on a number of campaigns and on the staff of then-Sen. John E. Sununu.

Field Coordinators
Merrimack and Grafton  Chris Ellms

(Sept. 2015; reported Sept. 9 by Union Leader's Dan Tuohy)  Paralegal at Cetrulo LLP, Aug. 2014-Sept. 2015.  B.S. in political science from Northeastern University, 2014.  Originally from New London.  twitter

Rockingham and Strafford  Rogers Johnson

Director of intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Education, 2006-09.  Former state rep. served in the State House from 2000-06, including as majority whip, 2002-06.  M.P.H. from University of New Hampshire, 1999; B.S. from Ohio Weselyan University, 1980; interned for Kasich when he served in the Ohio State Senate.

More Staff
Nazar Zhdan

B.A. in economics and management from Ohio Wesleyan University, 2014.

Randy Crader

Crader has worked in the Office of Gov. Kasich and has a degree in international studies from Indiana University Bloomington, 2010.

Communications  Emmalee Kalmbach

(reported by Union Leader's Dan Tuohy on Dec. 2, 2015)  Communications director to Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, May-Nov. 2015.  Communications director for the Massachusetts Republican Party, Oct. 2013-May 2015.   Director of communications for Ohio Right to Life, Nov. 2012-Aug. 2013.  Undergraduate degreee in journalism and mass communication from Bob Jones University, 2012.  twitter

Director of Operations  Dante Vitagliano

(reported by Boston Globe's James Pindell on Sept. 1, 2015)  NH political director on Perry for President to Aug. 2015; started with Rick PAC, announced March 11, 2015.  Deputy political director for Marilinda Garcia for Congress, Republican nominee in the 2nd CD, April-Nov. 2014.  South East Pennsylvania field director for the 60 Plus Association, Aug. 2012-Sept. 2013.  Field operations coordinator on Al Schmidt for City commissioner in Philadelphia, 2011-12.  B.A. in political science - philosophy from Temple University, 2011.  twitter

Union Leader's Tuohy reported 14 staff at the end of Dec. 2015 (11 as of Dec. 2).


(leadership structure with co-chairs and steering committee announced Nov. 18, 2015; additions announced Nov. 25, 2015)

State Sen. David Boutin 

(announced Sept. 2, 2015)  Represents District 16, Bow, Candia, Dunbarton, Manch 1, 2 and 12 and Hooksett.  First elected in Feb. 2010 special election; elected to full term in Nov. 2010 and subsequently.  Served as a state representative, 2008-10 and 1996-2000.  Master's degree in community planning and development from the University of Rhode Island; bechelor's in economics from Northeastern University.  Resident of Hooksett.

Former State Senate President Ed Dupont

(announced Sept. 17, 2015)  Founder (1994) and president of the Dupont Group in Concord.  Trustee and chair of the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) Board of Trustees for four terms, 2003-13.  Served five terms in the state Senate, starting in 1983; elected President of the Senate in 1990.  Founded and owned Strafford Fuels for over 20 years before selling in 1994.  Resident of Durham.

House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan

(announced Aug. 3, 2015)  Has represented Hillsborough 26 since 2010.  Chaired the Brookline School Board for six years and served as a Brookline Selectman for one year.  M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University, 1990; bachelor's degreee from Boston University, 1979.  Resident of Brookline.

Former Executive Councilor Ruth Griffin

(announced Sept. 10, 2015)  Executive Councilor from 1987-2006.  A co-chair of George W. Bush's 2000 NH primary campaign steering committee.  Served in the New Hampshire State Senate and in the State House.  Served two terms as Republican National Committeewoman.  A Portsmouth Police Commissioner for ten years.  Graduated from the Wentworth Hospital School of Nursing and was a registered nurse.  Resident of Portsmouth.

Former U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey
(announced Oct. 2, 2015)   Candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 2002, finishing third.  Republican nominee for governor in 2000, losing to Gov. Shaheen.  Elected to the State Senate in 1990 and served one term.  Served two terms in the U.S. Senate, first elected in 1978, re-elected in 1984, did not seek re-election in 1990 and served to Dec. 4, 1990.  Worked as a professional pilot, 1964-78.  Served in the U.S. Air Force, 1958-62.  Resident of Chichester.

Former State Sen. Fred King

(announced Nov. 25, 2015)  Currently serving as Coos County Treasurer and Vice Chair of the Coos County Planning Board.  Resident of Colebrook.

Nancy Merrill

(announced Aug. 4, 2015)  Former RNC committeewoman from New Hampshire and co-chaired U.S. Sen. John McCain’s New Hampshire campaigns in 2000 and 2008.  Resident of Lebanon.

Tom Rath

(announced Aug. 11, 2015)  Founder of Rath Young Pignatelli, started in private practice in 1980 and has been involved in government relations since then.  Senior advisor to Romney's 2012 and 2008 New Hampshire primary campaigns; early Romney supporter, announced Sept. 25, 2006.   Attorney General of New Hampshire, 1987-90.  Appointed by President George H.W. Bush to be a director of the Legal Services Corporation.  Chaired the campaigns of Sen. Warren Rudman and Sen. Judd Gregg.  Senior advisor to the presidential campaigns of Howard Baker, Robert Dole (1987-88), Lamar Alexander (1995-99) and George W. Bush (1999-2000).  J.D. from Georgetown University Law School, 1971.  B.A. from Dartmouth College, 1967.  Resident of Concord.

Doug and Stella Scamman

(announced Aug. 19, 2015)  Doug Scamman served 13 terms as a New Hampshire state representative and was elected Speaker of the House three times.  Stella Scamman served three terms in the New Hampshire House, was a member of the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees for 12 years, and is active with the Seacoast Republican Women. Residents of Stratham.

Peter Thomson

(July 21, 2015 op-ed in the Union Leader >; formally announced Oct. 2, 2015)  Recentlly retired from "nearly 23 years as the coordinator of the Highway Safety Agency."  Son of former Gov. Meldrim Thomson.  Resident of Orford.

Belknap County Sheriff Craig Wiggin

(announced Aug. 11, 2015)  Sheriff since June 2007.  Served 21 years in the State Police, finishing as major responsible for statewide field operations.  Police officer in Laconia, 1981-84.  Started in law enforcement as a part-time officer for the Bristol Police Department in 1978.  M.Ed. in adult education from Plymouth State University, 2012; B.S. in criminal justice from Saint Anselm College, 1982.  Resident of Meredith

Steering Committee

Nancy Berke, Bow
Karen and Raul Cervantes
, Lebanon (announced Sept 2, 2015)
Representative Stephen Darrow, Grafton
Linda Frawley, Belmont
Jeff Frost, Alexandria
Louis Georgopoulos, Rye, former Executive Councilor 
Bill Grimm, Franklin
Michele Holton, New London
Linda Kaiser, Amherst  
Pam Kocher, Barrington
Ed Lecius, Merrimack
Representative Norm Major, Plaistow
Leann Moccia, Atkinson
Berlin Police Chief Peter Morency, Berlin (announced Nov. 25, 2015) 
Alderman-At-Large Dan Moriarty, Nashua
Andy Peterson, Peterborough, former State Senator 
Representative Ken Peterson, Bedford
Representative Robert Rowe, Amherst
Barbara Russell, Dover
Colonel Ward Scott (Ret.),
Plymouth (announced Sept. 22, 2015)
Chief Theodore P. Smith, Lincoln
Representative Charlene Takesian, Pelham
Alex Talcott, Durham
Commissioner Hunter Taylor, Alton
Selectman James Waddell, Hampton
Bill and Lee Williams, Plymouth
Ed. Not clear when Theodore Smith through Bill and Lee Williams were added; appears they were inadvertently left off the Nov. 18, 2015 announcement of the steering committee.

New Hampshire Law Enforcement Advisory Committee

(announced Dec. 1, 2015)
Chair  Sheriff Craig Wiggin
, Belknap County

Women for Kasich Coalition

(announced Dec. 21, 2015)
Honorary Co-Chair  Ruth Griffin
, Portsmouth
Co-Chairs - Karen Cervantes
(Lebanon)  -  Linda Frawley (Belmont)  -  Michele Holton (New London)  -  Pam Kocher (Barrington)  - Nancy Merrill (Lebanon)  -  Leann Moccia (Atkinson)  -  Sue Nelson (Conway)  -  Pamela Numme (Claremont)  -  Stella Scamman (Stratham)  -  Janet Stevens (Rye)  - Terry Stewart (Hudson)  - Gretchen Taillon (Gorham).

The campaign has also announced some Town and Ward chairs:

Alton - Commissioner Hunter Taylor
Gilmanton - Vinnie Baiocchetti
Albany - Shane McKinney
Wakefield - Dino Scala
Wolfeboro - Barbara White
                   Paul Zimmerman
                   Donna Santoro

Jaffrey - Jaymie Durnan
Berlin - Berlin Police Chief Pete Morency
Colebrook - former state Sen. Fred King
Dalton - Marion Hannan

Hanover  Dave Cioffi
Lyme - Earl Strout

Hollis - Bill Harmon
Manchester, Ward 4 - Brian Beaupre
Concord, Ward 10 - Todd Haywood
Hooksett - Don Winterton and Tom Prasol
Deerfield - Kevin Chalbeck
Fremont - Kevin and Jessica MacMaster
Kingston - John Peltonovich
Raymond - Tim Acerno


Headquarters:  615 Johnnie Dodd Blvd, Suite 102 - Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

State Director  State Rep. Heather Crawford

(announced/started Aug. 17, 2015)  Elected in on July 24, 2012, from Socastee, representing District 68 (Horry County).  (1,2) Political director in the Office of Rep. Alan Clemmons, 2008-11. A regional field director on Romney for President in 2007-08.  B.S. from Francis Marion University, 2005, and degree from Horry Georgetown Technical College.  Grew up along the Grand Strand in Horry County.  Vice president of Crawford Properties and is a realtor.

Lowcountry Co-Chair  State Sen. Raymond Cleary

(announced Oct. 21, 2015)  Represent District 34, which includes Charleston, Georgetown and Horry Cos.; first elected in 2005.

Upstate Co-Chair  State Rep. Gary Clary

(announced Oct. 21, 2015)  Represents District 3, western Pickens Co.; elected to the House in 2014.  Worked for a decade as a certified mediator and arbitrator, and served as Seat 5 Circuit Judge at Large from 1999-2002.

More Co-Chairs 
State Rep. Jeffrey Bradley

(announced Nov. 18, 2015)  Represents District 123, parts of Beaufort Co.; elected in 2014.  Bradley works as a financial advisor in Hilton Head.

State Sen. Paul Campbell, Jr.

(announced Dec. 21, 2015)  Represents District 44, Goose Creek; retired/consultant.

State Sen. Greg Gregory

(announced Dec. 21, 2015)  Represents District 16, Lancaster; president of builders supply company.

State Rep. Chip Limehouse, III

(announced Dec. 22, 2015)  Represents District 110, Charleston; works in commercial real estate management.

State Rep. Donna Hicks

(announced Feb. 11, 2016)  Represents District 37, Boiling Springs  ...had backed Fiorina until she withdrew

State Rep. Phyllis Henderson

(announced Feb. 12, 2016)  Represents District 21, Greer   ...had backed Fiorina until she withdrew

State Sen. Ronnie Cromer

(announced Feb. 15, 2016)  Represents District 18, Prosperity; pharmacist.

Former South Carolina Secretary of Transportation Buck Limehouse

(announced Feb. 16, 2016)


Las Vegas Field Office:  3828 Meadows Lane – Las Vegas, NV 89107

State Director  Zachary Moyle

(announced Nov. 24, 2015)  Principal at Reformation Strategies in Las Vegas since Jan. 2011.  Nevada director of advance for the NRSC, May-Nov. 2010.  State director for the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Nevada, April 2009-May 2010.  Executive director (Nov. 2006-March 2009) and voter registration director (Aug. 2005-Nov. 2006) at the Nevada Republican Party.

State Controller Ron Knecht and former State Treasurer Bob Seale
(announced Feb. 17, 2016)   ...Knecht had backed Walker early on

Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers (announced Feb. 18, 2016)

Former NV GOP Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian (announced Feb. 19, 2016)   ...had backed Fiorina

Speaker of the Assembly John Hambrick and University Regent Michael Wixom (announced Feb. 22, 2016)  
...Hambrick had backed Jeb Bush

Endorsement After the Feb. caucuses
Gov. Brian Sandoval (announced April 16, 2016)



Gov. Robert Bentley (announced Aug. 17, 2015)
Former U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (announced July 7, 2015)


Co-Chair  State Rep. Mat Pitsch

(announced Nov. 2, 2015)  Elected to the House of Representatives in Nov. 2014 representing District 76 (Fort Smith).  Executive director of the Western Arkansas RITA from May 2009.  Vice president of economic development at the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 2006-Nov. 2007.  Dean of the College of Applied Sciences at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, June 2000-Dec. 2005.  Starting in 1987 he worked his way up through the Whirlpool Corporation, becoming CEO/president of McCourt Manufacturing.  M.S. (1986) and B.S. (1985) in electrical engineering manangement from Universityof Missouri-Rolla; A.A. in engineering from Hutchinson Community College, 1983.


Arizona Leadership Team

(announced Mar. 18, 2016)
Tony Rivero, State Representative
Bob Robson, State Representative
John Charles Coughlin, Former Chief of Staff to Governor Fife Symington
Scott Smith, Former Chief of Staff to Governor Jan Brewer
Robert Medler, Vice President of Tucson Metro Chamber
Rick Romley, Former Maricopa County Attorney and Member of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame
Rob Egan, Disability Rights Advocate & Chair of Arizona Students for Kasich
Henry Hyde, Maricopa County GOP Precinct Committeeman
Adrian Bakke, GOP Consultant
Ed Bedwell, Activist
Victor Daniels, Activist
Andy Jacobs, Activist
Carole Joyce, Activist
Jane Lynch, Activist
Dave McKee, Activist
Kathy Petsas, Activist


Chair  Steve Poizner

(announced Feb. 25, 2016)  Candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor in 2010, losing to Meg Whitman in the June 8 primary.  Elected California Insurance Commissioner in 2006 and served one term.  Candidate for California State Assembly in 2004.  White House Fellow working in the NSC Office of Cyberspace Security, 2001-02.  Silicon Valley entrepreneur, including founder (1983) and CEO of Strategic Mapping Inc.; founder (1995) and CEO of SnapTrack, Inc; co-founder (2011) of Empowered Careers.

Co-Chair  Rick Caruso

(announced Mar. 31, 2016)  founder and chief executive officer of Caruso Affiliated, one of the largest, privately held real estate companies in the U.S..  Also is one of California’s leading philanthropists, having founded the Caruso Family Foundation in 1991.

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (announced Mar. 6, 2016 at rally in Columbus, OH, earlier on Feb. 5 joined Kasich for a tele-town hall)
Former U.S. Rep. Tom Campbell - represented CA-12 from 1989-93 and CA-15 from 1995-2001 (announced Feb. 22, 2016)
Former U.S. Rep. Mary Bono - represented CA-45 from 1998-2013 (announced Mar. 6, 2016)
Assemblyman Rocky Chávez - represents Assembly District 76, Oceanside area (announced April 7, 2016)
Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes - represents Assembly District 42, parts of San B. and Riverside Cos. (announced April 8, 2016)
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin (announced April 29, 2016)



(announced Oct. 27, 2015)
Former Colorado State Rep. and Republican Majority Leader Amy Stephens
- Elected in 2006 representing Northern El Paso County; Majority Leader from 2010-12. Founder of Fresh Ideas Communication & Consulting. Public policy and youth culture specialist for the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, 1991-2001.
Former State Rep. and Republican Majority Whip B.J. Nikkel
- Appointed to the House in Jan. 2009 representing rural Larimer County.  Experience includes senior staffer to U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrove (CO). 
Note: On Feb. 21 The Columbus Dispatch reported Nikkel was switching to support Rubio.
Former U.S. Sen Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(announced Nov. 13, 2015) - Served in the Colorado State Legislature, 1983-86; U.S Congress, elected in 1986 and served three terms, and U.S. Senate, elected 1992 and re-elected 2004; switched from Democratic to Republican Party in 1995.

State Leadership Team

Jeannie Reeser, former State Representative
Mary Dambman, former Republican National Committee Member
Richard Hosley, partner at Hogan Lovells Law Firm, former Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Iraq War Veteran
William Trachman, Co-Chair of the Colorado Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter
Philip Kelly, longtime Republican strategist.


Office:  411 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT 06890  ...Andrew Swick

Chair  State Sen. Tony Hwang

(announced Mar. 24, 2016)  Represents Connecticut’s 28th Senatorial District, which includes the towns of Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport, elected in 2014.  Previously served three terms as state representative, elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2010 and 2012.  Works in residential real estate, currently with Coldwell Banker.  Founded his own company recruiting technology executives.  Bachelor's degree in labor relations and organizational behavior from Cornell University, 1987.  Born in Taiwan.

Leadership Team

(announced April 15, 2016)
State Sen. Tony Hwang (Chair)
Former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, 4th CD
Former U.S. Rep. Larry Denardis, 3rd CD
Former Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele
Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano
Former Senate Minority Leader John McKinney
State Sen. Rob Kane
State Sen. Kevin Kelly
State Sen. Paul Formica
State Rep. Prasad Srinivasan
State Rep. Terri Wood
State Rep. Laura Devlin
State Rep. Fred Camillo
State Rep. Michael Bocchino
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton
1st Selectman Jayme Stevenson
1st Selectman Steve Vavrek
State Central Commitee Member Mike Fitzpatrick
RTC Chairman Rob Flynn
RTC Chairman Laura Roberts

More Endorsements
Former U.S. Rep. Nancy Johnson (announced April 19, 2016)


Office:  960 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 (by the Planet Fitness)  ...opened April 9, 2016

Field Director  Adam Lester

(announced April 9, 2016)  Campaign manager for the Burlington County (NJ) GOP from Aug. 2015.  A regional field director for Tom MacArthur for Congress, April-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager for the 3rd Legislative District campaign in New Jersey, Sept.-Nov. 2013.  Confidential aide to Freeholder Larry Wallace in Woodbury, NJ, Jan.-Aug. 2013.  Young Americans coalition director in Wisconsin for Mitt Romney for President, July-Nov. 2012.  Staff assistant to New Jersey Assemblyman Domenick DiCicco, Feb. 2011-Jan. 2012.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Rutgers University, 2010.

Leadership Team

(announced Feb. 24, 2016)
Thomas B. Evans, Jr., former US Congressman and RNC Co-Chair
Frank Ursomarso, former Communications Director for President Reagan
Michael Fleming, State Chair Kasich for America
State House Minority Whip Deborah Hudson
Former State Rep. Tim Boulden
New Castle County Republican Committee Chairman Rick Carroll 
Former State GOP Executive Director John Fluharty
Joanne Butler, former staff member, House Ways and Means Committee
Ben du Pont, businessman, investor and son of former Gov. Pete du Pont
Cynthia Koenig, former staff member, House Budget Committee
Jim Ursomarso, businessman and former candidate for Lt. Governor
Stan Sykora, businessman and former chair Associated Building Contractors
John Moore, businessman and community leader


Co-Chair of Steering Committee  Bob Rusbuldt, president and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America
see above



(announced Sept. 14, 2015)
Georgia Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert (District 46, Athens)
John Watson, founding member of Massey, Watson, Bowers and Hembree in Atlanta.

More Steering Committee
State Senator Fran Millar (District 40, Dunwoody)
former State Party Chair Rusty Paul, Mayor of Sandy Springs

City of Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis
City of LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton
City of Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman
John Stoj
Dan Israel
Mark Middleton
William Woodall
Ashley Jenkins
Steve Schultz

Additions to Leadership Team

(announced Feb. 26, 2016)
State Rep. David Knight
State Rep. John Meadows
State Rep. John Deffenbaugh
Fulton County Commissioner Lee Morris
Sandy Springs Mayor Pro Tempore Tippy DeJulio
Sandy Springs City Councilman Andy Baumon
Sandy Springs City Councilman Ken Dishman
Vice President of the Bibb County Board of Elections Jason Downey


Chair  Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou
Co-Chair  Marilia Duffles
Co-Chair  Jon Kunimura

(announced Jan. 11, 2016)


Co-Chair  State Sen. Marv Hagedorn

(announced Sept. 23, 2015)  Previously served three terms in the Idaho House of Representatives, 2007-12.  CEO of The Hagedorn Group, Inc. from 2001.  Co-founder of Wyakin Warrior Foundation.  Managed business operations for two international companies.  Served active duty in the U.S. Navy, 1973-94.  Grew up in Northern Idaho.


State Rep. Robert Anderst - represents District 12 A (Nampa), first elected Nov. 2012.  Realtor.  Degree in business management and marketing from Idaho State University. (announced Oct. 8, 2015) 

Boise Council Member Scot M. Ludwig (announced Feb. 20, 2016) 

Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter (announced Feb. 24, 2016)


(announced Oct. 14, 2015)
Christine Radogno, Republican Leader, Illinois Senate
Dan Cronin, DuPage County Board Chairman
Dave Syverson, Illinois State Senator, 35th District
Ed Sullivan, Illinois House of Representatives, 51st Distrct
David Harris, Illinois House of Representatives, 53rd District
Ron Sandack, Illinois House of Representatives, 81st District
Tom Demmer, Illinois House of Representatives, 90th District
Randy Frese, Illinois House of Representatives, 94th District
Jim Schultz, Director, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; Chairman, Citizens for Rauner
Pat Brady, former Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party
Sean Morrison, Cook County Commissioner, 17th District
(announced Dec. 3, 2015)

Jil Tracy, former State Representative, 94th House District from 2006-15

Joseph Mohorovic, Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

(announced Feb. 12, 2016)

Chad Hays, Illinois House of Representatives, 104th District

(announced Oct. 14, 2015) 
Leadership Team:

Aaron Del Mar, Chairman of the Cook County Republican Party
Seth McMillan, Chairman of the Christian County Republican Party
Jerome Groniger, Chairman of the Coles County Republican Party
Liz Gorman, former Cook County Commissioner, 17th District
Cory Jobe, Director, Illinois Office of Tourism, Ward 6 Alderman
John Farney, Champaign County Auditor
Kristy Stephenson, City Treasurer, City of Metropolis 


April 24, 2016 statement

7400 Fishers Station Dr., Fishers, IN 46038   ...Becky Bechtel
1568 East 10th Street, Suite 203, Jeffersonville, IN  47130   ...Nick Vaughn

Field Operations  Hathaway Strategies

(reported by Indianpolis Star's Chelsea Schneider on  April 1, 2016) >

Indiana Leadership Team
(announced April 20, 2016)

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke
Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard
State Rep. Mike Karickhoff
Melissa Proffitt 

Indiana Steering Committee

Former U.S. Rep. Dan Burton
Former Lt. Gov. John Mutz
State Sen. Jim Merritt
State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer
State Rep. Randy Truitt 
Former State Rep. Rebecca Kubacki
Wayne County Commissioner Mary Ann Butters
Craig Dunn, 4th District Republican Party Chairman
Tom John, 7th District Republican Party Chairman
Wayne Parke, Vanderburgh County Republican Party Chairman
Mike Kubacki, Chairman of Lake City Bank; Member of IEDC Board of Directors
John Williams
Alan Kimbell



Former State Rep. Jim Zimmerman (announced Feb. 26, 2016)
Former U.S. Rep. Larry Hopkins (announced Mar. 1, 2016)


Louisiana Leadership Team 

(announced Feb. 18, 2016)
Former U.S. Rep. Jim McCrery

State Sen. Norby Chabert
St. Tammany District Attorney Warren Montgomery

J.T. Hannan

Stewart F. Peck
Stephen M. Gele
Scott Sternberg
Cassie Alsfeld
Lawrence 'Larry' DeMarcay III
Ouachita Parish Police Juror President Scotty Robinson
Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court Louis Perret
Robert and Mary Lupo
Pat LeBlanc
Lee Smith
John Dane
Ed Baker
Danny Conwill



State Sen. Tom Saviello (Wilton) (announced Mar. 3, 2016)


Offices:   ...Dan Hoicowitz
615 S Frederick Ave., Suite 306, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
555 Benfield Rd., Severna Park, MD 21146

Expansion of Maryland Leadership Team

(announced April 6, 2016)
Del. Ric Metzgar, District 6 in Baltimore County
Del. Bob Flanagan, District 9B in Howard County
Del. Tony O'Donnell, District 29C in Calvert & St. Mary's Counties
Del. Herb McMillan, District 30A in Anne Arundel County
Del. Michael Malone, District 33 in Anne Arundel County
Paul Edwards, Chairman of the Garrett County Commissioners, Garrett County
David Marks, Councilman, Baltimore County
LeRoy Myers, County Commissioner, Washington County
Todd B. Morgan, Commissioner, St Mary’s County
Nicole Alt-Myers, Cumberland Councilwoman, Allegany County
Michael Estève, City of Bowie Councilman, Prince George’s County
Darin Bartram, Town of Kensington Council Member, Montgomery County
Former Congresswoman Connie Morella (endorsement announced Feb. 29, 2016)
Howard Denis, Former State Senator District 16 and former Councilmember Montgomery County
Don Murphy, Former Maryland Delegate for District 12 in Baltimore
Laura Neuman, Former Anne Arundel County Executive County
Mary Beth Pirolozzi, Former Cumberland City Councilwoman, Allegany County
Butch Hendershot, Former Cumberland City Councilman, Allegany County
Jeff Metz, Former Allegany County Board of Education member, Allegany County
Mary Burke Russell, 1st Vice Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party
Eugene Craig, 3rd Vice Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party
Dirk Haire, General Counsel to the Maryland Republican Party
Matt Helminak, Chairman of Carroll County Central Committee
Dale Coldren, Chairman of Dorchester County Central Committee
Nick Panuzzio, Chairman of Talbot County Central Committee


Office:  10 Technology Dr., Westford, MA 01886  ...Dante Vitagliano

(announced Sept. 23, 2015 and Tarr announced Jan. 22, 2016)
State Rep. Paul Frost (7th Worcester District - Auburn)

First elected to the House in 1996.  Graduate of University of Massachusetts, 1993.

State Rep. Kimberly Ferguson (1st Worcester District - Holden)

First elected in Nov. 2010.  Served on the Wachusett Regional School District Committee for three years and then the Town of Holden Board of Selectmen for eight years.  Speech pathologist.

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (1st Essex and Middlesex District - Gloucester)

First elected to the Senate in 1994; previously served two terms in the House.

more supporters
Former U.S. Rep. Peter Torkildsen
- served in the U.S. House from 1993-97; chair of the Mass. GOP from 2007-09.
State Rep. Peter Durant
State Rep. Jay Barrows
Brent Andersen - Massachusetts Republican Party Treasurer
and Rick Green

State Rep. Kate Campanale (17th Worcester District - Leicester and Worcester) (announced Feb. 18, 2016)
State Rep. Lenny Mirra
(2nd Essex District - West Newbury/Georgetown) (announced Feb. 19, 2016) 
Former Gov. Bill Weld
(announced Feb. 22, 2016)   ...had supported Jeb Bush


Field Offices:
Lansing - 1161 Clark Rd., Suite 206, Dewitt, Michigan 48820  ...Cameron Sagester
Ann Arbor - 2245 South State St., Suite 1A, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104  ...Greg Allison
Grandville - 4555 Wilson Ave. SW, Suite 2-A, Grandville, Michigan 49418  ...Arthur Havlicek

Chairman  Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra

(announced July 7, 2015)  Served in Congress from 1993-2011 representing the 2nd CD.  Candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in the Aug. 2010 primary, finishing second.  Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 2012, lost to Sen. Stabenow by 58.8% to 38.0%.

Co-Chair  State Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (District 30, Ottawa County)

(announced Sept. 19, 2015)  Elected to the Senate in 2010; previously served in the Michigan House and as a trustee and township supervisor on the Olive Township Board of Trustees.

Co-Chair  Speaker Pro Tem Tom Leonard (District 93, Clinton Co. and party of Gratiot County)
(announced Sept. 21, 2015)  First elected to the House in 2012.  Formerly served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan and was a prosecutor for Genesee County.

Co-Chair  Chuck Yob

(announced Feb. 16, 2016) 

Finance Chair  David Nicholson
Finance Co-Chair  John Inhulsen

Steering Committee - State Rep. Jason Sheppard, State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, former House Floor Leader Chris Ward, State Rep. Brad Jacobsen, Former Senate Floor Leader Bev Hmmerstrom, former State Sen Joel Gougeon, former State Sen. Tom George, former State Rep. Ed Gaffney, former State Sen. Leon Stille.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley
(announced Mar. 4, 2016)
U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop
(announced Mar. 6, 2016)

(announced Mar. 7, 2016)
State Rep. Chris Afendoulis
State Rep. Larry Inman
State Rep. Earl Poleski
Former State Sen. Wayne Kuipers
Former State Rep. Mickey Mortimer
Former State Rep. Paul Scott
University of Michigan Regent & Former State Rep, Andrew Richner 
Former Michigan State University Trustee Dave Porteous
Michigan Republican Party Secretary Hank Fuhs

list of over 150 supporters [PDF]
county chairs

State Rep. Al Pscholcka and former State Rep. Jerry Kooiman (announced Mar. 7, 2016)

Older Endorsements

(announced Nov. 12, 2015)
State Sen. Wayne Schmidt (District 37, parts of the Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula) - elected Nov. 2014.
State Rep. Jason Sheppard (District 56, most of Monroe County) - elected Nov. 2014.

Consultant  Jeff Timmer

(reported July 26, 2015)  Partner at Two Rivers Public Affairs in Lansing, from Sept. 2014.  Campaign manager on Pat Mitchell for Congress, May-Aug. 2014.  Partner at the Sterling Corporation, 2008-May 2014.  Executive director of the Michigan Republican Party, Feb. 2005-Feb. 2009.  Vice president of the Sterling Corporation, 2000-05. Political director of the Michiigan Senate Republican Campaign Committee, Jan. 1997-Aug. 1999.  B.A. in international relations and affairs from Michigan State University, 1989.  twitter


"Pop-up" office:  Double Tree Hotel, 22nd Floor Conference Room, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Minneapolis/Bloomington 
...Feb. 27-March 1, 2016   ...Khayree Fitten


Chairman  Andy Taggert

(announced Sept. 2, 2015)  Founding partner of the law firm Taggart, Rimes & Graham, PLLC.  Member of the Madison County Board of Supervisors, Jan. 2004-Dec. 2007, including president, Jan.-Dec. 2007.  President and CEO of the Mississippi Technology Alliance, 2002-05.   Partner/member at Butler Snow, 1998-2002.  Partner in a government relations consulting firm.  Chief of staff to Gov. Kirk Fordice, Jan. 1992-May 1994.  Associate, then partner at Butler Snow, 1985-91.  Executive director (1984) and political director (1980 and 1981) of the Mississippi Republican Party.  J.D. from Tulane University Law School, 1984.  B.A. in political science from Mississippi College, 1979.  Co-author of Mississippi Politics: The Struggle for Power, 1976-2008.

Advisor/Member of Leadership Team  U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Pearl)

(announced Sept. 2, 2015)

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott

(announced Aug. 25, 2015)

More Supporters

(announced Sept. 24, 2015)
Senate President Pro Tem Giles Ward (Winston, Leake and Neshoba Counties)
Sen. Josh Harkins (Rankin and Madison Counties)
Sen. Brice Wiggins (Jackson County)
Ridgeland Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Gautier (City of Ridgeland)
Former Fordice Chief of Staff and Former Harrison County State House Member Mark Garriga (Madison County)
Jones County GOP Chairman Lew Yoder
Lafayette County GOP Chairman Geoffrey Yoste
Former State GOP Chairman Billy Powell (Rankin and Madison Counties)
Madison County Superintendent of Education Ronnie McGehee
Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert
Rankin County GOP Chairman Gary Harkins
Hinds County GOP Chairman Pete Perry
Rankin County Chancery Clerk Larry Swales
Jill Ford
- Founder of The Inherit Movement
LTC (ret.) Bill Hollowell - Former Holly Springs Police Chief

(announced Nov. 11, 2015)
Mayor Billy Hewes of Gulfport - former President Pro Tempore of the State Senate and former Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council
Rep. Toby Barker, represents Hattiesburg
Tony Greer, President, Hinds County Board of Supervisors
Steven Pickett, Chairman, State Parole Board
Bobby Peoples, Mississippi Republican Executive Committee Member; Rankin County Republican Executive Committee Member
Frank Genzer, Harrison County Republican Executive Committee Chairman
Paul Breazeale, Treasurer, Mississippi Republican Party
Stacey Hight, Former Chief Aide to Former First Lady Pat Fordice
John Lovorn, CEO, The Pace Group
Terry Hight, COO, Mississippi Children’s Home Services
Webster Franklin, CEO, Tunica (County) Convention and Visitors Bureau
Dwayne Self, Former President, Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Rick Webster, CEO, Key Constructors, LLC; President, Mississippi Roadbuilders Association
Tom and Jana McDonnell, Principals, U-Save Car and Truck Rental
Lee Thorne, County Prosecuting Attorney-Elect, Tishomingo County

two local Republican officials - Kim Bradley, President of the Hattiesburg City Council, and Chris Bowen, a member of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors (announced Feb. 24, 2016)

(announced Mar. 6, 2016)
Daniel Ashford - the former Mississippi director for Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign
Megan Mullen- wife of Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen
State Rep. Trey Lamar

summary list of officials (announced Mar. 7, 2016)


(announced Oct. 23, 2015, and expansion announced Mar. 10, 2016)
Honorary State Chair

Tom Coleman - former Member of Congress, elected in a special election in 1976 and served to Jan. 1993.


former U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulsof - elected to Congress in 1996 and represented the 9th CD for 12 years; previously a special prosecutor for the Office of the Missouri Attorney General.
State Sen. Ryan Silvey - elected to represent the 17th District (Southwest corner of Clay County; includes part of Kansas City) in Nov. 2012; previously served four terms in the House, including as chairman of the Budget Committee.  Earlier served as an advisor to Sen. Kit Bond.  Eighth generation Missourian.
former Missouri GOP chairman David Cole - elected in Jan. 2009, re-elected Jan. 2011 and defeated in bid for a third term in Jan. 2013.
Mike Deering - Executive Director of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association
Alex Clark - President of the Missouri Rice Council

Leadership Team

Matthew Roney - former aide to U.S. Sen. Kit Bond
Aaron Willard - former executive director of the Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee
Emory Melton - former State Senator
Jim Chappell - business leader
Brendan Cossette - longtimes senior Republican aide

State Director  Miles Ross

President of Vertitas Public Relations since Feb. 2011.  Executive director of Friends of Roy Blunt, June 2004-April 2010.  In 2013 he started as spokesman forFix the Debt Missouri/Campaign to Fix the Debt.  B.S. in finance from Missouri State University.


(announced Dec. 2, 2015)


Greg Franks - owner of Digital Video Systems in Billings.
Greg Trangmoe - computer engineer (president of, Inc.) and attorney (general counsel to Fluent Systems, Inc.) in Stevensville.  Served as a technology advisor on Kasich’s 2000 presidential bid.


New Jersey Leadership Team
Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman
(announced Feb. 26, 2016)
(announced Mar. 23, 2016)
Former Congressman Dick Zimmer
Former New Jersey Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff
State Senator Jen Beck
Former Assemblywoman Barbara Wright
Former Rubio NJ Co-Chairs Tom Basta and Mike Thulen
Princeton Businessman Scott Sipprelle


April 24, 2016 statement


Offices: >
33 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 200B, Huntington Station, NY 11746  ...Stephen Wilson
168 Robinson St., North Tonawanda, NY 14120   ...Steve Whipple
295 Route 304, Bardonia, NY 10954   ...Lorette Adams 

New York Leadership Team
(announced Apr. 15, 2016)  includes:
Former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato
Former U.S. Rep. Jim Walsh 
Former U.S. Rep. Joe DioGuardi
Assemblyman Andy Raia
Assemblyman Ray Walter
Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci
Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino
Assemblyman Andrew Goodell

Former U.S. Sen. Al D'Amato
(announced Aug. 26, 2015)
Former Gov. George Pataki (announced Apr. 14, 2016)


(announced Nov. 18, 2015)


former North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert Orr - Of counsel at Poyner Spruill LP, Jan. 2012-Jan. 2015.  Executive director of the NC Institute for Constitutional Law, Aug. 2004-Dec. 2011.  Elected Associate Justice in 1994 and served to 2004; previously served eight years on the NC Court of Appeals.
State Sen. Stan Bingham - Represents District 33, first elected in 2000 and not seeking re-election in 2016.  Founder of The Denton Orator and the founder/owner of Lumber Company.  Chair/vice chair of the Davidson County Commission from 1990-94.
State Rep. Craig Horn - Represents District 68 (Union Co.); first elected Nov. 2010.  Retired food broker.  U.S. Air Force veteran.

Leadership Team

Rex Baker - former state Rep.; represented the 91st District (Forsyth, Stokes and Surry Cos.) 1994-2004.
David Robinson - "Republican leader" at Nexsen Pruitt.

Former Gov. Jim Martin - elected in 1984 and re-elected in 1988; previously served six terms in Congress (announced Mar. 9, 2016)



(announced Sept. 2, 2015)
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor
Attorney General Mike DeWine
Auditor of State David Yost
Ohio Senate President Keith Faber
(announced Jan. 9, 2016)
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

also endorsing
Secretary of State John Husted

Ohio Leadership Team
(350 public officials and party activists announced Oct. 27, 2015)

(announced Nov. 13, 2015)
Former U.S. Sen. and Gov. George Voinovich

Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee (endorsed Kasich Jan. 8, 2016)

Former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (announced Feb. 25, 2016)

Ohio State Head Football Coach Urban Meyer (announced Mar. 10, 2016)

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (announced Mar. 12, 2016)

Former Ohio State Football Coaches Jim Tressel, John Cooper, Earle Bruce and Luke Fickell (announced Mar. 14, 2016)


Endorsement After the March 1 Primary
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK) (announced Mar. 16, 2016)  ...had backed Rubio


Oregon Leadership Team

(announced Apr. 12, 2016)   ...see also April 24, 2016 statement
Charles J. Swindells, Former United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa
Knute Buehler, State Representative
John Davis, State Representative
Jason Atkinson, Former State Senator
Bruce Starr, Former State Senator
Billy Dalto, Former State Representative
Derrick Kitts, Former State Representative 
Ron Saxton, 2006 Republican Nominee for Governor 
Mort Bishop III, President of Pendleton Woolen Mills
John Carter, Former Chair of Oregon Business Plan
Robert Gootee, President and CEO of Moda, Inc.
Joe Gonyea III, CEO & Partner of Timber Products Company 
Pat Reiten, President & CEO PacifiCorp Transmission
John Von Schlegell, Managing Director, Endeavour Capital
Ron Stroble, Executive Vice President at Umpqua Bank
Malia Wasson, Board Member of Columbia Sportswear
Steve Wynne, Executive Vice President, Moda, Inc.
Stephen Babson, Managing Director, Endeavour Capital


Offices (opened April 16, 2016):
300 Business Center Drive, Suite 310, Pittsburgh, PA 15205   ...Bryan Bennett or Clayton Turner
23 Paoli Pike, Paoli, PA 19301 (Philadelphia-area - Chester Co.)   ...Randy Crader

(announced Oct. 20, 2015)
Honorary State Chair

Bob Walker, former Member of Congress


Earl Baker, former State Senator, former Chair of the Pennsylvania Republican Party
John Fox, former Member of Congress
Bob Jubelirer, former Senate President Pro Tempore
Howard Cohen, former Secretary of Revenue

Leadership Team

Bill Urbanski, Luzerne County Republican Party Chairman
Nick Haden, Pittsburgh business leader

Former Gov. Tom Ridge (announced Feb. 22, 2016)  ...had backed Jeb Bush

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15, Lehigh Valley) (announced Feb. 24, 2016)

State Sen. Joe Scarnati (announced Feb. 29, 2016)  ...had backed Chris Christie

Former U.S. Rep. Melissa Hart (announced April 22, 2016)


State Chair  Jorge L. San Miguel

(announced Dec. 29, 2015)  Attorney specializing in energy and environmental law at the law firm of Ferraiuoli, LLC in San Juan from March 2011; previously partner at another law firm in San Juan.  Elected second vice president of the Puerto Rico Republican Party in Nov. 2015.   J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, 1989; B.B.A. in finance from Texas Christian University, 1986.

Former Deputy Secretary of State Vanessa Viera
(announced Feb. 25, 2016)


Office: 1800 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886   ...Amos Rothstein


(announced Feb. 22, 2016)
Former Lt. Gov. Bernie Jackvony - fiduciary litigator; of counsel with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC.  Lieutenant governor to Gov. Lincoln Almond in the late 1990s, and then chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
Former State Sen. Dawson Hodgson - first elected in 2010; unsuccessful candidates for attorney general in 2014.
(announced Apr. 1, 2016)
Gary Sasse - founding director (2010) of the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University.  A director of the RI Department of Administration, appointed by Gov. Carcieri in 2009; director of the RI Department of Revenue, appointed by Gov. Carcieri in 2008.  Executive director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), 1977-2007.  Assistant chief administrative officer and deputy director of finance and administration for Memphis, TN, from 1974-77.  Director of Tennessee’s Office of Urban and Federal Affairs and a member of the governor's staff from 1972-74.  Master's degree in public administration from the University of Missouri; bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University.  twitter 
...Sasse was chairman of Marco Rubio's Rhode Island Steering Committee.

More Leadership Team

Former Gov. Lincoln Almond (announced April 14, 2016)
State Rep. Dan Reilly (District 72, Portsmouth and Middletown) (announced April 19, 2016)


(announced Nov. 24, 2015)
State Chair  R. Brad Martin

Chairman of RBM Ventures.  Interim president of the University of Memphis, 2013-14.  Served chairman and CEO of Saks Incorporated from 1989-2007; the firm grew from ten stores in East Tennessee to Fortune 500.   Co-founder of Corporate Child Care, Inc., Served five terms as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.  From Memphis. >

More Leadership Team

Steve Buttry - business leader, lobbyist and former state rep. from Knoxville.
B.C. "Scooter" Clippard - business and civic leader, longtime GOP activist and fundraiser from Nashville.
Kemp Conrad - recently elected chairman of the Memphis City Council.
Dick Grayson - local leader in Mountain City.
Bryan Kaegi - vice president of government relations at Acadia Healthcare; GOP fundraiser.
Lisa Janke - business and civic leader in Vonore, Southeast Tennessee.
Lara Jobe - executive director of the PeopleFirst Partnership in Memphis.
Justin Joy - attorney and immediate past chair of the Shelby County Republican Party.
Robert Schwartz - Nashville business executive; TN executive director of Newt 2012.
Steve West - former mayor of Maryville.

State Coordinator  John Crisp

President and CEO of CRISP Communications, LLC in Nashville from July 2013.  President, partner and CEO of AkinsCrisp Public Strategies, 1998-June 2013.  President and CEO of The Strategic Communications Group and president of American Influential, LLC, 1993-98.  Special asssistant to the Secretary and Counselor for Communications at the U.S. Department of Education, 1990-93.  Senior consultant at Bailey, Deardourff & Sipple and The Hotline, 1985-90.  Assistant to the Governor of Tennessee, 1983-85.  B.A. in history and political science from University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1980.


Former U.S. Rep. Tom Loeffler
- elected in 1978 and served four terms, candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 1986, and is now a lobbyist at Akin Gump (announced Feb. 22, 2016)


Utah Leadership Team

(announced Mar. 14, 2016)
State Rep. Kraig Powell

State Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher
State Rep. Becky Edwards
State Sen. Steve Urquhart
State Rep. Sophia DiCaro
State Rep. Steve Handy
State Rep. Merrill Nelson
State Rep. Lowry Snow
State Rep. Ray Ward
Frank Suitter, Former Chairman of the Utah Republican Party
Greg Hopkins, Former Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Bob Bennett
Lew Cramer, Former President George H.W. Bush Official, & Former Pres.& CEO Utah World Trade Center
Michael Sibbett, Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt Appointee, & Former Chairman of the Utah Board of Pardons & Parole
Henry Glashman, Former Chairman, Summit County GOP
Danny Good, County Councilman, Wasatch County
Tifanie Fitzgerald, Young Republican
Randall Mackey, GOP Activist
Hannah Scharf, GOP Activist
Michelle Scharf, GOP Activist
Barbara Stallone, GOP Activist 
Nathan Whiting, GOP Activist

Additions to Utah Leadership Team

(announced Mar. 17, 2016)
State Rep. Bruce Cutler
State Rep. Jack Draxler
State Rep. Steve Eliason
State Rep. Gage Froerer
State Rep. Tim Hawkes
State Rep. Don Ipson
State Rep. Paul Ray
State Rep. Doug Sagers
Kari Malkovich, Woodland Hills City Councilwoman
Sharlene Hawkes, former Miss America & Small Business Owner

Former Bush Cabinet member and Gov. Mike Leavitt and Jackie Leavitt (announced Mar. 17, 2016)

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett
(announced Mar. 17, 2016)

Former U.S. Rep. Jim Hansen
(announced Mar. 18, 2016)

(announced Mar. 21, 2016)
Jon Pike, 
Mayor of St. George, Utah
State Sen. Brian Shiozawa, 8th District in Salt Lake County
State Sen. Evan Vickers, 28th District, Beaver, Iron and Washington Counties
tephen Wade, St. George business owner

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon
(announced Mar. 21, 2016)


Leadership Team

(announced Feb. 26, 2016)
Sen. Peg Flory (R-Rutland)
Sen. Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland)
Sen. Rich Westman (R-Lamoille)

Bruce Lisman - 2016 candidate for Republican nomination governor; retired Wall Street executive  (reported by Seven Days on Feb. 29, 2016)

Endorsement After the March 1 Primary
Former Gov. Jim Douglas (announced April 19, 2016)

Delegate Leadership Team

(announced April 20, 2016...identifying and recruiting committed delegates leading up to May 21 Convention)


Offices (announced Feb. 17, 2016):
Northern Virginia - 1605 King St., 1st Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314  ...Pasha Majdi
Richmond - 5411 Patterson Ave., Suite 200, Richmond, VA  23226  ...Meghan Wadsworth
Hampton Roads - 4366 Holland Plaza Shopping Center, Virginia Beach, VA  23452

(announced Oct. 5, 2015)
Honorary State Chair  Former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis

Currently rector at George Mason University and a director for Deloitte & ToucheElected to Congress in Nov. 1994 and resigned effective Nov. 24, 2008.  Member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1980-94, including chairman, 1991-94.

Del. Glenn Davis (District 84, Virginia Beach) - first elected in 2013.  Elected to the Virginia Beach City Council in 2012.  15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business executive
Del. Chris Peace (District 97, Mechanicsville) - first elected in 2005.  Attorney; owns his own law firm.  Previously worked at McGuire Woods Consulting.
Del. Ron Villanueva (District 21, Virginia Beach) - first elected in 2009, defeating an ncumbent.  Elected to the Virginia Beach City Council in 2002, and re-elected in 2006.  Small business owner.
Sen.  Emmett Hanger (District 24, Harrisonburg area) - first elected in 1995; previously served in the House of Delegates, 1983-92.

More Leadership Team
former Sen. Devolites Davis - Elected to the Virginia Senate in 2003 and defeated in 2007; elected to the Virginia House in 1997.

and eight local officials (announced Dec. 1, 2015)
Fairfax County Supervisor John C. Cook, Prince William County Supervisor Marty Nohe, Virginia Beach Vice Mayor Louis R. Jones, Virginia Beach Councilwoman Rosemary Wilson, Virginia Beach Councilman Jim Wood, Vienna Town Councilman Pasha M. Majdi, former Fairfax County Supervisor Christine R. Trapnell, and Brigadier General Tip Osterthaler (USAF-Ret.), President and CEO of SES Government Solutions.


(announced April 6, 2016)
Dan Evans, former Governor and former U.S. Senator
Slade Gorton, former U.S. Senator
Rob McKenna, former Attorney General of Washington
Sam Reed, former Secretary of State of Washington
Ralph Munro, former Secretary of State of Washington

(additional co-chair announced April 22, 2016, along with more than 50 additions to the leadership team)

Sid Morrison, former U.S. Representative


(announced Nov. 4, 2015)
State Sen. Ryan Ferns

Elected in 2014 representing District 1 (Wheeling); previously served two terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates.  Owner of the Ryan Ferns Healthplex in Benwood.

State Sen. Daniel Hall

Elected in 2012 representing District 9 (Southern WV); previously served two terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates.  (elected as a Democrat and switched parties after the Nov. 2014 elections)

More Leadership Team

Delegate Roger Hanshaw - elected in Nov. 2014 to represent District 33 (Calhoun, Clay and Gilmer Counties); attorney at Bowles Rice
Delegate Matt Rohrbach - elected in Nov. 2014 to represent District 17 (Cabell); doctor.


Offices (announced Mar. 22, 2016):
Green Bay - 1915 South Webster Ave., Green Bay, WI 54301
Waukesha - 1711 Paramount Ct., Suite B, Waukesha, WI 53186

Chair  Former Gov. Tommy Thompson

(announced Mar. 14, 2016)  Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 2012.  Briefly ran for president in 2007.  Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001-05.  Governor of Wisconsin from 1987-91.  Served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, including as minority leader.

Former U.S. Rep. Scott Klug
(announced Mar. 15, 2016)  Now public affairs director and co-chair of the Federal Public Affairs Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP.  Represented Madison for eight years, first elected in 1990 and did not seek re-election in 1998; previously a reporter/anchor.

Former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann
(announced Mar. 16, 2016)  Candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012, finishing third.  Candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 2010, losing to Scott Walker.  Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 1998, losing to U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold.  Represented WI-1, elected in Nov. 1994 and re-elected in 1996, after unsuccessful runs in 1992 and 1993.

Former State Treasurer Jack Voight

(announced Mar. 21, 2016)  Served as state treasurer from 1995-2007.

Former Gov. Scott McCallum

(announced Mar. 22, 2016)  Served as governor from 2001-03.


Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson (announced April 20, 2016)

Governor's Office

Chief of Staff  Wayne Struble

(reported by Cleveland Plain Dealer on July 13, 2015)  Previously Kasich's director of policy.  Succeeded Beth Hansen, who moved over to the campaign.

Senior Advisor  Jai Chabria

(since Jan. 2011)  Asoociate at Schottenstein Property Group, Nov. 2008-Jan. 2011.  Owner of Jane's Montessori Academy, July 2006-Dec. 2010.  Worked in investment banking at Barclay's Capital (Sept.-Nov. 2008) and Lehman Brothers (Jan. 2001-Sept. 2008).  Did special projects for Kasich's New Century Project, July 1999-Dec. 2000.  Political assistant for Kasich 2000, Feb.-July 1999.  Political assistant at Citizens for Kasich, the congressional re-election campaign, Oct. 1996-Feb. 1999.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director  Jon Keeling

(from Jan. 2011)  B.A. in political science, public policy from Kenyon College, 1998.